Posted to MedZilla on 7/15/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Associate Director Market Access Strategy and Payer Marketing, Specialty R0003123-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as an Associate Director Market Access Strategy and Payer Marketing, Specialty in our Deerfield, IL office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Associate Director Market Access Strategy and Payer Marketing working on the managed markets team, you will be empowered to own strategy for inline products and lead market access related launch preparations for pipeline products, and a typical day will include:


  • The Associate Director will be responsible for developing US market access strategy (payer and trade) for Entyvio
  • Develop, maintain and measure materials (story, tools, resources, training) that allow the market access field organizations to realize Business Unit strategic and financial goals
  • Lead market access related US launch preparations for assigned pipeline product(s)
  • Own, create and execute US pricing and contracting strategy for inline products
  • Create the United States Business Unit s above brand value proposition / resources for managed markets to position Takeda as a leader in Gastroenterology


  • Develop Entyvio US market access strategy, supported by analytical and qualitative insights, aligned to the Business Unit s strategy
  • Advise brand team on US pricing and contracting strategy for inline products and execute according to franchise decisions.
  • Work cross-functionally with senior brand and field leaders, using analytics and qualitative insights, to lead development of story, tools, resources, and training, to achieve, maintain and measure strategic goals
  • Utilize credible clinical and health economic data to develop and maintain core Entyvio US value proposition package for payers
  • Train Payer account teams on the value proposition package, marketplace dynamics and relevant competitor activities
  • Serve as a Lead for US launch preparation activities within assigned pipeline portfolio by developing early launch insights for novel, new to market, product(s) and creating launch plan and early strategy hypothesis on pricing and distribution
  • Partner with market research and analytics to extract deep payer insights leading to the development of Entyvio s strategy and value story
  • Partner with payer account field team to develop account strategy and business cases
  • Understanding of macro market trends (via blogs, media articles, government affairs, thirds party research) and their impact to the Specialty Business Unit and any action plans needed to react / take advantage of trends
  • Serve as partner and liaison to cross-functional teams (marketing, HEOR, medical, Finance, Contracts, government affairs, etc.) regarding expertise and education on payer strategy and Entyvio s value in marketplace
  • Assists in forecasting impact of payer and trade strategies into financial and brand planning process
  • Serve as a consultant to brand team on decisions regarding HCP access perceptions and programs
  • Serve as advisor, as needed, for New Product Planning and Business Development


  • 7+ years pharmaceutical industry experience (manufacturer, consulting) required
  • At least 2-3 years experience in US payer strategy / analytics / marketing / consulting related experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of US payer market dynamics and how managed care organizations make decisions across commercial & public channels
  • Deep understanding of US healthcare system
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, analytical and communication skills


  • Willing to travel in the US up to 20%


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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